Sightglass Coffee is roasted in San Francisco. Recently, they opened up a new location on Divisadero between the Panhandle and Alamo Square. For once, I didn’t walk by a place a billion times before walking in; this place – just 2 times! Anyway, I was able to stop into Sightglass for a cappuccino one Saturday morning. The espresso was quite tasty (and very expensive), but what was even better was the pain au chocolat! It was so crispy on top and so soft on the inside. The chocolate was the perfect sweetness, too. What?!?


The ambiance

The treats

Cappuccino (left) and Mocha

Pain au chocolat


{sf} castro’s own coffee

November 25, 2017

I go through the Castro everyday to and from work, but I actually don’t usually stop or have much reason to do so. Recently, I was there though and was in some dire need for caffeine, which resulted in a quick stop into Castro Coffee Company, a local family-owned business. I just loved how packed this place was in terms of all the products they offer. They had so many coffee beans to offer as well as a barista area to serve up some delicious espresso drinks! Yum! I really should stop by here more often, besides, it’s nice to support local small businesses!


So much coffee

Baked treats

My cappuccino

Verve is within 0.3 miles of where I live and ever since it opened up, it’s been on my list of places to go buy some fancy coffee one weekend morning … which is exactly what I did one Saturday morning. I found out that while Verve is not San Francisco local, it’s not too far away in Santa Cruz. Walking in, my first thought was that this was the absolute most hipster coffee shop I had ever stepped foot in. It was just crazy all the techies with their fancy new earbuds in “working” or working on their laptops. I hear the Santa Cruz location is even more hipster … if that’s even possible! Too hipster-y vibe aside, they had nice pastries options, and, of course, the coffee was delicious. Yum!


Hipster central

Cappuccino and Iced Coffee

{belize} san pedro eats

October 9, 2017

No matter where I go visit, one of my favorite things to do is try all the local cuisine. Of course, there were lots of exciting things to try and eat while I was on Ambergris Caye’s San Pedro for just a couple of days. We arrived late in the evening one night and hadn’t eaten a full meal for many, many hours so the only place we were able to grab one interesting grilled cheeses was at a pretty touristy spot next to our hostel. Despite clearly being tourist-oriented, the grilled cheeses were tasty. The rest of the time, we were able to try some more local eats like conch sausage pizza, fried chicken with rice & beans and beans & rice, fried shrimp, morning johnny cake sandwiches, and even delicious local Belize coffee! Yum!

Read about our other Belizean adventures: belize city firstsbermudian landing baboonsbermudian landing eatscaye caulker splitcaye caulker waters • caye caulker snorkelcaye caulker lobstercaye caulker non-lobster eatscaye caulker sunset • san pedro sights

A San Pedro, Belize photo adventure:

Sometimes when I’m in a neighborhood headed to some evening event, I know that I’m going to get very tired so I try and find some delicous coffee in the area. While in the Potrero Hill neighborhood recently, I stopped by Farley’s for a cappuccino. Farley’s isn’t a chain and there’s only two locations, one in San Francisco and the other in Oakland. Started before the Loma Prieta Earthquake, this coffee shop has been around for a while and pride themselves in their community. What’s great is that they also roast their own coffee!